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 No.25386

Let us discuss Samachan's favorite series!

In recent news,
Reflection BD is out (with shitsubs).
Innocents has been fully translated.
Vivid chapter 89 has been translated.

 No.25389

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As for Reflection.
The henshin and combat felt very un-mechanical. I love henshin scenes and this one had some nice angles but had nothing on the past movies with all the screws and moving parts. Considering they are using more mechanical designs from Force, I was very disappointed by this.
But what hurt most of all was how shafted the Intelligent Devices were. Half the movie they fought with substitute weapons, which made me anxious for a huge moment when everyone gets their devices back. But that moment just passes by. They barely talk to their IDs at all, Graf Eisen didn't speak until his last attack (so I wasn't even sure it was him), and Klarwind didn't have a single line. But worst of all was best boy Bardiche. Fate has an entire speech while obtaining Bardiche about how "she's never been alone", and thinks of all her friends and family, but never fucking ONCE mentions bardiche during so. She just grabs him and starts fighting again, completely ignoring her partner and one of the best characters. All they needed was "Isn't that right, Bardiche?" followed by 「Yes Sir.」before the attack and I would have a much more positive view of the movie.

 No.25390

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But there was some enjoyable action, like that shot of Nanoha using the cable.
My personal highlight of the movie surprisingly ended up being Levi, whom I had no idea what to expect personality-wise. She caught me off-guard and was tons of fun. I look forward to seeing more of her in Detonation.

 No.25424

The only thing I remember about Nanoha is Starlight Breaker and Vivid having Nanoha grow up and be really hot.

 No.25434

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Does Reflection take place in the same timeline as StrikerS?

 No.25438

>>25434
Hol' up
Is that Nanoha with a dude?

 No.25440

>>25438
What kind of dude has hair that long

 No.25441

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>>25424
Starlight Breaker is a great thing to remember.
So you watched season 1 or have you just seen a video? Because As (season 2) is generally considered the absolute high point of the franchise, so if you've already seen season 1 you should really give it a try too.
Personally I like season 1 a lot, Shinbou's weird directing is fun (he only did season 1) and I enjoy the slower monster-of-the-week mahou shoujo episodes. But I can see why someone would have trouble getting into it, especially if it's the future seasons they're interested in, which is really the downside of a franchise that changes genres every other entry.

 No.25442

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>>25438
That's her husband.

 No.25443

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Also as I love henshin scenes, if there's any in particular you want I can make more webms.

 No.25444

>>25442
It didn't look like Feito in that picture.

 No.25445

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>>25441
Just a webm from the movie.

 No.25446

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>>25445
Starlight Breaker is nothing without audio.
I'll make you a webm in a second.

The two movies are generally inferior since they cut so much, but still good to watch as flashy action movies if you're into the series. Some people do prefer Movie 1 since it cuts down the slower Season 1, but those people are wrong.

 No.25447

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The original.

Minor spoilers I guess.

 No.25448

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Oh you thought that was it?

 No.25449

>>25447
>>25448
It's fucked up how overpowered magical girls are

 No.25451

>>25449
I love it.

 No.25452

>>25451
Very rude to hold someone in place while you blast them, though.

 No.25453

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>>25452
That's sort of Nanoha's specialty, she's called The White Devil for a reason.

 No.25455

>>25453
I wonder if Feito gets Restricted and Locked in bed too

 No.25456

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 No.25461

what is this?
is it any good?

 No.25465

>>25461
What, Nanoha? It's a magical girl anime. How could you not know what Nanoha is?

 No.25467

>>25449
Getting into CCS for the first time with the new sequel, I'm rather weirded out by how underpowered she is. She only recently became able to fly, and her chief ability seems to be walking up to a card and asking it nicely to surrender.

>>25446
>The two movies are generally inferior since they cut so much, but still good to watch as flashy action movies if you're into the series. Some people do prefer Movie 1 since it cuts down the slower Season 1, but those people are wrong.
I agree completely, but as a casual Nanoha fan this is a point I rarely try to argue. I was however shocked to find out that Reflection, which suffers from similar issues, is not a self-contained story. I can understand that a movie imposes severe time restrictions, and furthermore that if you're making a movie as an alternate version of a TV anime it makes sense to put the focus on different aspects of it rather than try to recreate the original. But neither of those is the case with Reflection.

I suppose the retort is obvious: if I prefer a slower pace and a focus on characters rather than flashy action, I should go read the manga. As a casual fan, this is all I deserve. Hey, I got to see loli Nanoha again and everyone managed not to enter a martial arts tournament for over an hour straight! We're happy, right? I'm happy.

 No.25469

>>25467
To be fair, Clear Card is pretty weird; Sakura seems to lose not only her old cards, but a good chunk of her brain, as well. And yeah, the new cards barely even fight back.
The original series showed off her growth a lot more, and by the end of it she was in fact fairly broken. But still, even though her latent magical potential is great, she can't really use it without cards.

 No.25487

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>>25467
>Reflection, which suffers from similar issues
What do you mean similar issues? Reflection doesn't cut down anything, it's an original story. Just with some borrowed game characters.
>I should go read the manga
The Reflection manga is supplemental and only has a few chapters, so no one will tell you that.

 No.25489

>>25487
I mean how it emphasizes battle scenes at the expense of everything else.

On one hand, with characters, although a decent standard is met (the two sisters have some good scenes that show off their relationship, and there is even a much welcome, if a bit shallow, scene with Nanoha and Alisa), I would certainly appreciate more time devoted to depicting their personalities and relationships. The amusement park provided an excellent chance to show them just having fun. I'd also have liked more downtime between battles - maybe a bathtime conversation after a defeat where they each try to cope with it?

On the other hand, the plot rushes forward clumsily at times. That scene where the girls are shown a seemingly irrelevant inanimate object just so the viewer will know about it is a tad too obvious. The betrayal scene, too, could use some more subtlety.

Back to my main point, these are all tradeoffs and choices that I understand made sense for the previous movies, but when planning a multi-movie story that's not an alternate version to an existing anime, I'm a bit disappointed that they went with this particular recipe. The result is good, just not the one I'd have liked best.

As for that thing about the manga, as you can imagine I was taking a blind guess at what the source material was. I could have looked it up, but sometimes I prefer to make my ignorance obvious so others can gauge how much credibility my posts deserve.

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Good subs are up for Reflection!

>>25489
Ah I see. They probably feel that at this point they have established the movies as action-oriented and just don't want to disappoint people who are expecting more of that. I would prefer more character focus too, those giant monster servants were a waste of space.
I knew of course it was going to be two movies, but I expected them to be two somewhat separate complete plots. Like the first being more about the sisters and the second being more about Yuri and the Materials for instance. So I was surprised when it ended during a big moment.

>I prefer to make my ignorance obvious

Silly anonymous, just say you don't know.

 No.25510

>>25507
I'm still trying to download the rest of the episodes. No seed hell is eating away at my determination.

 No.25523

>>25510
For the TV series? FYI, I'm still seeding torrent 722eed69f12a5b5c9709804869a3038bc10fb9fa and could give it some priority if you'd like the original avi experience.

 No.25604

>>25523
Nah my internet is just shitting itself, it'll be alright.

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>>25434
I realized no one ever answered you because were were too focused on how handsome Fate is.
No the movie continuity is separate, but in Reflection we are introduced to a younger version of a character who was previously only in StrikerS, so it's not being ignored.

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Post in Nanoha's thread.

 No.26084

>>26075
Here's your response
Alternatively I'll just say that I sometimes find it strange how magical girl anime seems to communicate that
1. to make friends you have to beat the shit out of them and then you will have loyal companions for life
2. the first response to someone being a 'bad guy' is not to ask them for justification and consider their case but rather to beat the shit out of them
3. that beating the shit out of people doesn't 'really count' because they come back anyway, unless they're real bad guys then they just disappear forever and nobody seems to care that you just vaporized someone
Now I mean I get that this is hardly unique when it comes to children's shows where you've got legitimate monsters like Jerry from Tom & Jerry or you have the rank hypocrisy of shonen but mahou shoujo anime kind of kicks it up a notch simply for the scale of what they do.

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>>26084
Also since I forgot my image I'll just post a random one now

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>>26084
>1.
Hardly a surprising theme, it's just drawing from Japan-US relations in real life.
>2.
As I recall, Nanoha has always tried to talk things out first, and used beatings as a last resort when people don't listen.
>3.
How many bad guys were actually vaporized? Precia fell into a magic black hole, but aside from her, was there anyone who didn't just get beaten into submission and then locked up? Maybe in Strikers? I can't remember exactly.

 No.26092

>>26091
>Hardly a surprising theme, it's just drawing from Japan-US relations in real life.
Is that so? I thought the Japanese hated the US and tolerated them mainly because of China breathing down their neck and also Abe being popular (not anymore I guess) and doing his retarded shit. I keep reading about Okinawans being extremely assblasted about rapist American soldiers and I feel like there were other Japanese who were mad too. Then again I guess Okinawa is like, the Oregon or Hawaii of Japan. Is it weird that I find it strange how for all the hawkishness in the theoretically democratic government, the populace isn't very hawkish at all, and yet while the government is hawkish and full on national pride, they're the ones supportive of being an American client state while it's the ordinary citizens who don't want any of that shit despite being all dovish?

>Nanoha has always tried to talk things out first

>How many bad guys were actually vaporized?
Ah this wasn't about Nanoha in particular, I just thought of it and found it strange how violent, black-and-white, and powerlevel-filled children's stories tend to be. I mean I don't exactly approve of 'sugarcoated morals' so to speak so I'm biased but
Then again, now that I think of it, children's videogames are far more bloody and terrifying in implication than teenage or adult ones. I mean you have Kirby, for example. Most of Kirby's games begin because he's fucking hungry and misplaced his cheesecake. It's not even necessarily stolen, he's just misplaced it. Now he's butthurt and goes on a huge rampage, literally eating the population of cities (remember, waddle dee are civilian) for no reason whatsoever, and the only way to calm him down is for him to find his original cheesecake because apparently it just won't do for some OTHER food to be supplied.
Then you got people like Mario who literally stomps enemies into dust and they just disappear, I mean sure Bowser is the instigator but still, you'd expect there to be some sort of fuss about this when there's fuss about all sorts of other shit like mortal kombat. For all adult games are more explicitly horrifying, most of them try to explore the implications. With games like Kirby? It's not even mentioned. Kirby goes on a happy killing spree, eating thousands of civilians who just happened to be -there- not even interfering, and he's the good guy.

 No.26093

>>26091
Somebody play Pavilion with me..

 No.26100

>>26093
It's a mobage isn't it
I kind of detest mobage why can't they be fucking normal and just have it be a client thing

 No.26102

>>26100
Client thing?

 No.26104

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Old news but the psp games have been fully translated now.
There's been videos with subtitles for awhile, but now there's an english patch so you can actually play them.

 No.26108

>>26102
Like a computer game that doesn't have artificial pacing measures

>>26104
Kill everyone who makes PSP exclusives

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I was reading some Nanoha manga
Whose bright fuckin idea was it to have a male lead in a magical girl show that breathes yuri?

 No.26195

>>26193
If you're going to read some Nanoha manga, you've certainly chosen the wrong one.

 No.26201

>>26195
I was just working through the manga after searching "Nanoha" on Mangadex

 No.26204

>>26201
I've only read Vivid, and the vivid life 4koma, I still have some catching up to do.

 No.26206

Well Force sucks arse even disregarding the male MC so don't even bother

 No.26208

>>26206
I've tried forcing myself to read it so I can see Vivio-chan, but to no avail, it's real bad.
Some of the weapon designs are cool though.

 No.26287

>>26208
Fuck you I just got that joke that was horrible

 No.26362

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For the Anonymous watching this with me:

Here are the translations for the season 1 Sound Stages if you just want to read through them real quick like I'm gonna do.
https://pastebin.com/biuMHXj8
https://pastebin.com/2NJgYcSv
https://pastebin.com/MBkLgpfB

If you actually want all the audio files: https://nyaa.si/view/133048

But for As and StrikerS, people have uploaded them on youtube with timed subs, so we can watch those together once we're at that point.

 No.26363

>>26362
Not him but thanks

 No.26364

As for the A's supplementary manga, yeah don't read it until after we watch A's.

>>26363
I believe we're going to start A's tomorrow, probably like 20 hours from now?
You should join us.

 No.26366

In fact, I'll wait too and just dump the manga after we finish A's.

 No.26367

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Arisa's poolside song.

 No.26368

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Suzuka's poolside song.

 No.26369

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 No.26370

>>26364
I'll see if I can make it, it's a bit tight

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 No.26384

>>26370
We're starting now if you hurry into the live thread.

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